Stags boss Paul Cox thanks supporters for their part in win over Tamworth

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PAUL Cox thanked Mansfield Town’s supporters for playing their part in last night’s 2-0 home win over Tamworth.

The victory made it six points from two home games in four days and was achieved amid a notable increase in atmosphere at the One Call Stadium with the return of the drum behind the Quarry Lane End.

“Massive credit to our supporters tonight, I can’t thank them enough, especially those behind the goal. They got behind us from the first minute to the last,” said the Stags boss.

“The drum was back and there seems to be a real buzz about the place again.

“So it was no coincidence we put in a decent performance. Sometimes the players get a bit anxious, but they just want to please. The crowd really rubbed off on the players tonight.

“It can make it intimidating for opponents so I hope our supporters keep doing that this season

Cox added: “I thought that was our most solid performance of the season. We defended well and were quite fluid going forward with our front two a real handful. We looked structured and organised.

“What pleased me was we didn’t look anxious. We settled down and passed the ball which makes the game more simplistic.

“Tamworth came out and kept the ball well. But we kept our shape, stuck to our game and put away our chances which is so important.

“The team spirit seems to be coming now. Players have got smiles on their faces again and the music was banging out in the dressing room.

“But I know we can still improve on this and we need to find some consistency, starting at Ebbsfleet on Saturday.”